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HomeAdvisor to Launch on Helpouts by Google

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

HomeAdvisor to Launch on Helpouts by Google

08:00 EST Tuesday, November 05, 2013

HomeAdvisor will offer Home & Garden Helpouts to assist homeowners with home projects

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAdvisor, a leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home maintenance, repair, and improvement projects, announced today that it will launch on Helpouts, a new service from Google that connects users anywhere in the world with experts who can help with a specific topic via a live video chat session.

HomeAdvisor's Helpouts connects homeowners with HomeAdvisor's handymen to provide information and advice on home maintenance, repair, and improvement subjects, including the cost of home projects and do-it-yourself tips. HomeAdvisor handymen can address topics such as:

  • Hanging and finishing drywall
  • Flooring 
  • Painting
  • Interior finishing work
  • Fixture replacement
  • Door hanging

During each session, homeowners will receive a personalized, free live video session with a HomeAdvisor handyman. Helpouts by is available on desktop and Android devices.  

"We are honored that Google recognized our expertise and partnered with us to launch Helpouts," said HomeAdvisor's CEO Chris Terrill. "For the past 14 years, over 25 million homeowners have trusted HomeAdvisor for their home repair, maintenance and improvement needs and we look forward to expanding that reach in this new innovative platform." 

For more advice on home projects, visit HomeAdvisor's Helpout page. 

For more information on HomeAdvisor and its services, visit www.HomeAdvisor.com. Home improvement tips are available by following @HomeAdvisor on Twitter and by subscribing to the YouTube channel.

About HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor is a leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home repair and improvement projects.  HomeAdvisor's patented ProFinder technology matches homeowner projects to the nation's largest network of over 85,000 pre-screened, customer-reviewed home improvement professionals. Homeowners can make informed home project decisions using resources including: Pro Reviews, featuring reviews from homeowners who have actually been connected with the service professionals they review; Cost Guide, providing average costs for projects coast-to-coast; Home911, offering dedicated 24/7 emergency home repair support; DesignMine, providing inspiration and collaboration for remodeling projects; as well as robust home trips and project planning tools. Access to all of the site's features is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required.  HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, CO, and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE HomeAdvisor

For further information: Brooke Gabbert, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, bgabbert@homeadvisor.com, 847.226.9840

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